Praised by the Baltimore Sun for his “technical aplomb and keen expressive nuance,” saxophonist Sean Meyers performs as a soloist and collaborative artist across the Eastern U.S. and beyond. He has commissioned more than a dozen new compositions for saxophone, including the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra by Andrew Boss, which he premiered and recorded in Baltimore in 2015.
Other world premieres include James Young’s Rainbow Shark for saxophone quartet, which was presented in collaboration with a multimedia art installation at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The composer and Sean’s saxophone quartet also presented the piece in a lecture recital at the Johns Hopkins University’s Meet the Musician: Today’s Classical Musician seminar and performed excerpts on the Academy Art Museum’s Music at Noon concert series in Easton, MD.
Sean’s repertoire also encompasses masterpieces by renowned composers ranging from Luciano Berio to William Bolcom. He has performed extensively in the Baltimore-D.C. area in both traditional and non-traditional venues.
Sean’s passion for making music exciting and accessible to everyone and his enthusiasm for new music and innovative concert experiences drives much of his work as a performer and educator. Working with the Creative Access at the Peabody Conservatory, he organized and performed concerts for patients at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and seniors at the Basilica Place Senior Living Community. A co-founder of Baltimore-based chamber orchestra Symphony Number One, he has fueled the orchestra’s mission to develop close working relationships with young and emerging composers, give new works multiple hearings, produce substantial recordings of new works, and create innovative musical programs for the community.
Sean holds degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University where he studied saxophone with Gary Louie and conducting with Harlan D. Parker. Sean is continuing his studies with world-renown saxophonist Timothy McAllister at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.